My little mermaid finally found her way to the great blue sea, and it was such a treat! We recently got back from a fantastic trip to San Diego with Mom. It was everything we all needed…especially the time together. I can’t thank my Mom for giving us such a great trip. It was a vision of smiles, playfulness, and just pure joy. We went to Legoland, the zoo, we rode the Coaster, and we hit the beach. See what I haven’t told you is that San Diego is really close to our hearts, in more ways than one. We have shared so many priceless memories out there. I remember as a little girl we would boogie board, body surf, ride our roller blades, and just stay under the sun until it finally decided to set. I’ve had so many moments from my childhood and onto my adulthood that make San Diego home away from home. My hubby and I married off La Jolla Cove, which was absolutely perfect.
The beauty of San Diego and the smell of the ocean even provided such a great place for me during the birth of my daughter. See what I haven’t shared (for obvious reasons), is that I had a natural child birth and my wonderful friend and doula Sasha gave me this passage that told me to create a place that I can envision during my labor and delivery. TRUST ME…you want to go somewhere nice and serene during those moments before seeing your beautiful baby. Thankfully everything went beautifully and what got me through it was my vision of seeing my little girl (who I hadn’t met just yet) wearing a red polka dot bathing suite and a matching hat. I saw her being around 9 months old and just playing with the sand while overlooking the Pacific. Pretty great right? I think so too.
Well I didn’t necessarily get the chance to photograph that moment, even though I really hoped I could. Things happen for a reason, and I believe the reason was for this very moment. I had to wait until my daughter was this age. It may have been too cold for a bathing suit, but her cute pink hoodie and her little leggings (she kind of reminded me of a flamingo) was just as great as seeing her in that bathing suit. The smile on her face running too and away from the water was priceless. Watching my Mom run after her and swing her around was everything I had hoped for. It was magical.
What can I say, I feel incredibly blessed. I tell myself that NO one can ever change my mind about one thing…it is absolutely possible for your heart to live outside of your body (sure it sounds goofy), but my daughter is proof that it can. I think most parents can agree
On another note, I was also really grateful to visit with my cousin and his amazing family. We grew up together and now seeing our kids playing together on the same beaches we did as kids really is a moment of greatness.
With that said…here are a few pics of my little mermaid/flamingo/tiny heart of mine. (I have so many more that I want to share, but still have to edit)
Some Instagram photos:
This little fashionista is always cracking me up…
One of my favorite photos of all time. What can I say, but that it gives my heart so much joy! My mom and my sweet girl having so much fun…